Planning Consultant – Sydney and Melbourne

Systech International is a highly successful, privately owned, consultancy business with a 25-year track record in the niche market of construction contracts, claims and dispute management. Systech employs 500+ staff through a network of regional and branch offices, worldwide.

Systech is currently appointed on projects around Australia mainly in the commercial, general building, rail, civils and infrastructure sectors.  Our assignments range from short-term contract health-checks to providing the full range of project controls and commercial management of major projects.

Systech’s highly successful business model means that we are currently seeking experienced and talented full-time Planning Consultants to become part of the Australian team.

Ideally, you would be based in or prepared to relocate to Sydney or Melbourne.

The Position:  
  • To take responsibility for the delivery of professional assignments
  • Determining and monitoring engineering strategies, policies and plans
  • Supporting Senior team members on key major projects
  • Ensure projects are delivered in accordance with the contract requirements
  • Knowledge of current project planning techniques
  • Maintaining project records, establishing project schedules and budgets and ensuring engineering standards of quality, cost and safety are observed
  • Understanding Change Management including variations /compensation events
  • Supporting major claims and knowledge of dispute resolution under guidance and contribute to research and development projects where necessary

Duties (may include but not be limited to):  
  • engineering planning and management
  • project schedule management from bid stage through to project completion
  • acceleration and mitigation analysis
  • delay analysis using recognised methods as approved by the Society of Construction Law

Candidate Requirements:  
  • Have experience working in UK construction
  • Must be degree qualified in a construction related field with a minimum 3 years’ experience in Construction Planning working on civil / infrastructure or building projects
  • An interest in claims and disputes with experience preferred
  • Must have experience working for a Contractor; UK or Australian contractor experience an advantage
  • Have a good understanding of the majority of Australian Standard forms of contract (providing examples of work)
  • Able to work independently, advising key clients on scheduling matters, project controls, workaround and recovery plans, and construction phasing and means and methods
  • Ability to construct schedules from first principles and interrogate project data
  • Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident, Australian Visa or UK passport holders preferred (preferable for foreign worker visa requirements)
  • Excellent IT skills including Primavera and Microsoft Project

Salary range $110,000 - $160,000, dependent on experience and commensurate with local market.  Will include overtime payments, loyalty bonus and relocation costs.   For more information or to discuss available opportunities at Systech International, in the UK or globally, please contact Lloyd Rayment (Group Head of Recruitment) via: / 0207 940 7656

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